I walk up to the Matt Maccormick Show, and immediately realize how dope this show is. Matt was already surrounded by a crowd of fans, so I decide to scope out the art first. Matt laid out all the classic old western sketches, and reminded everyone – just be you.
I’m starring up at a pair of pieces that illustrate the iconic Marlboro Man – cigarette spokesman.
These pieces are taking me back to a simpler time in my life where it was all about the classic Cowboy and Indian sketches. It’s the first thing I ever drew, but Matt just took it to that – you should have never stopped drawing Cowboys level. He made something so familiar look so new at the same time. I’m making my way around the gallery, and the art is all consistently great.
Matt is just being Matt, and it’s a huge success. I reach for a House Beer to help digest this great event, and from the corner of my eye I can see a familiar face, but yet new – it’s Spanto from Born X Raised, with his BXR entourage. He’s here to support another fellow great artist, and I have to say wassup to one of the leaders of this streetwear movement. Of course he’s super humble and overall good dude from Venice California. His brand is him, he is the brand. He lives the life that he showcases for all of us to witness. The entire BXR crew are all dope as hell, and super passionate about the brand.
(@twenty_second_letter, Spanto, Me, Youngster)
I decide to get myself another celebratory beer, and suddenly realize that my good friend, Steve, is bar tending the event. Another familiar face, in a new environment.
This night can’t get any better. Great art, great people, and free beer! And then, just like that – as if the Adam Bomb itself went off, I see the GodFather himself – Mr Bobby Hundreds.
There’s just something about these ultra popular streetwear Chiefs. Something you wouldn’t expect from this LA jungle – sincere and genuine good people. People that are all about preserving the culture of this LA lifestyle that we cherish so much. Bobby is one of the greats in our industry, and you would never be able to tell, because of how welcoming and open he is with the everyday fan. His humble approach is definitely one his many strengths – and quite inspiring for a young and up and comer, like myself. This brief conversation, with a fellow IE raised kid, definitely took this night to a new level. Thanks to Bobby, I have somewhere to go after the show, I just locked up a personal invite to the Hundreds Spit Set.
Finally, I’m wrapping up the night by saying hello to the man of the night, Matt Maccormick. Thank you Matt for putting on an amazing show, thank you Spanto for inspiring a new generation of streetwear heads, thank you Steve for the beer, and thank you Bobby for being you. Here’s a few shots of this dope ass night. Peace.